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Daily News Bytes: ‘Little Mermaid’ Told by Emoji, ‘Equestria Girls’ Debuts, ‘Breadwinner’ Arrives & More

15 Years Later, ‘Clone High’ Creators Look Back at Their Cult-Classic Cartoon EW catches up with Phil Lord and Chris Miller, now accomplished filmmakers behind hit features The ... Continue Reading →
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Google Spotlight Stories Launches ‘Sonaria’ VR

The latest Google Spotlight Stories virtual reality experience, Sonaria launched Friday across multiple platforms, including Steam, Viveport and mobile for Android, iOS and Daydream ... Continue Reading →
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CN, Mojang Build Original ‘Adventure Time’ Minecraft Episode

Cartoon Network and Mojang will be continuing the partnership that brought the popular Adventure Time Minecraft Mashup released earlier this year on console, PC and mobile: Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Animates ‘Elf’s Journey’ for Myer Christmas

Animation studio Aardman has delivered a festive new film for Australian department store Myer’s, starring its goofy but good-hearted Christmas characters Elf, Reindeer, Mouse and ... Continue Reading →
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Toho Titles Second ‘Godzilla’ Animated Feature

With the highly anticipated Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters — the classic kaiju’s first animated feature — released in Japan Friday, producer-distributor Toho has announced ... Continue Reading →
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Ho Ho Ho! Netflix Puts Sergio Pablos’ ‘Klaus’ on Nice List

Netflix announced Friday that it has snatched up exclusive global rights for the upcoming animated family comedy, Klaus — the directorial debut for Despicable Me story writer ... Continue Reading →
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In A Different Light: ‘The Star’

Christmas movies are common enough, as are family Christmas movies. But Timothy Reckart saw an opportunity to do something different with The Star, an animated retelling of the nativity ... Continue Reading →
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PBS KIDS Details Holiday Slate

The winter holidays are almost upon us! If you need help coping with the cold weather and stress of celebration planning, take a gander at the lineup of seasonal programming the tykes ... Continue Reading →
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‘Paddington 2’: Behind the Bear with Framestore

“When you have Framestore doing the visual effects, that brings an air of some confidence – Pablo Grillo, our Animation Director, is brilliant.” – David Heyman, Producer Slip ... Continue Reading →
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‘Fireman Sam’ Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Royal Pontypandy Pomp!

International kids’ TV icon Fireman Sam is celebrating his 30th onscreen anniversary on Friday with a special Royal Episode debuting on Cartoonito and Channel 5’s Milkshake! in ... Continue Reading →
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WB Wins Bid War for ‘Paddington 2’

Deadline reports that StudioCanal’s charming family sequel Paddington 2 has been snatched up for US distribution by Warner Bros., following a scramble to find the little bear from ... Continue Reading →
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Turner, AAN & Punch Monkey Rap on 1st FupiToons Fest

The first ever edition of the FupiToons short film festival has come and gone in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the co-organizers have provided us with a Q&A review of how this ... Continue Reading →
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DHX, Hulu Strike Exclusive ‘Supernoobs’ Deal

DHX Media has inked a deal with premium streaming service Hulu granting it exclusive SVOD rights in the US for season one of animated kids’ comedy Supernoobs — all past episodes ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sunny Bunnies’ Bounce to Discovery Kids India, International VODs

London-based Media I.M. has inked a significant deal for its animated hit Sunny Bunnies, which will send the delightful little critters bouncing to Discover Kids in India. The three-year ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: Ghouls Get Loose in ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’

A new trailer has docked for Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming sequel Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation — featuring a festive tour of the world’s creepiest cruise ship ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Godzilla Anime Release Looms, New Transformers Toon & More

’Cuphead’ Dev Want to Stick with 2D Animation Game designer Jared Moldenhauer of Studio MDHR stops in on the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered to discuss hand-drawn animation and ... Continue Reading →
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F. Murray Abraham Gets Villainous for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’

Deadline has revealed that Oscar-winning actor F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus, The Grand Budapest Hotel) will be voicing the villain “Grimmel” in upcoming DreamWorks Animation sequel ... Continue Reading →
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Women in Animation Awards Two Phyllis Craig Scholarships

Women in Animation announces that, for the first time, it has selected two recipients for the Phyllis Craig Scholarship: Heather Forlong and Esther Tejano. The annual award for student ... Continue Reading →
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MIP Cancun: Imira Heads South with 9 New Series

Spain-based Imira Entertainment is landing in Mexico this week with nine new series on offer to buyers at MIP Cancun (www.mipcancun.com). The kids & family content distributor already ... Continue Reading →
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MIP Cancun: Monster Closes Spanish-Language Package Deal

Ahead of its first outing to MIP Cancun (Nov. 15-17, www.mipcancun.com), Monster Entertainment has closed a deal with US media corp Olympusat which will bring much of its catalog to ... Continue Reading →